When you know a baby is on the way, each moment is filled with anticipation and hope, and you spend your hours preparing to greet that new special someone for the first time. Our Simply The Best Cardigan For Babies + Toddlers imbues all that love into one very simple, very beautiful knit that says… Welcome, baby!

Simply The Best Cardigan for Babies + Toddlers | Purl Soho

Even if you’re just beginning to knit, or picking up your needles for the first time in years, the simplicity of this pattern ensures that you can absolutely make this heirloom beauty.

Simply The Best Cardigan for Babies + Toddlers | Purl Soho

All in garter stitch, there is nothing complicated here… You can knit this timeless sweater with brain space to spare, enough to savor each moment thinking about the new arrival and the joy they will bring.

Simply The Best Cardigan for Babies + Toddlers | Purl Soho

It takes a particularly wonderful yarn to hold all that love, and our 100% cashmere Nigh DK is beyond extraordinary.

Simply The Best Cardigan for Babies + Toddlers | Purl Soho
Simply The Best Cardigan for Babies + Toddlers | Purl Soho

The perfect yarn for a treasured knit, Nigh DK is astonishingly soft, creating a gentle embrace, and its feather-light warmth means this sweater is never stiff or stuffy, just the right amount of cozy.

Simply The Best Cardigan for Babies + Toddlers | Purl Soho

And since you’re knitting for a baby, you only need a few skeins. Vivid or earthy, there are 24 stunning colors of Nigh DK to choose from, plus four sizes to knit, so you can make simply the best cardigan for your little darling!

Simply The Best Cardigan for Babies + Toddlers | Purl Soho

Designed by Purl Soho designer, Gianna Mueller. Click here to see even more of Gianna’s designs!

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Materials

Simply The Best Cardigan for Babies + Toddlers | Purl Soho
  • 2 (2, 3, 3, 4) skeins of Purl Soho’s Nigh DK, 100% cashmere. Each skein is 199 yards/ 55 grams; approximately 355 (395, 475, 595, 790) total yards required.
  • US 5 (3.75 mm), 24- or 32-inch circular needles, depending on size you are making
  • A stitch holder or scrap yarn
  • A ⅜ inch button. We used one of Purl Soho’s Small Round Buttons.

NOTE: For the 6-12 Month size, we used all of our two skeins, so if you want to be sure you have enough, consider ordering an extra skein. If you don’t end up needing it, you can return unwound yarn for a refund within 30 days of purchase, or within 6 months for store credit. Our Return Policy has all the details!

We knit the following sizes and colors:

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Newborn: Nigh DK in Pink Pearl + Small Round Button in Pastel Peach

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6-12 Months: Nigh DK in Beech Wood + Small Round Button in Khaki

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1-2 Years: Nigh DK in Pink Snail + Small Round Button in Burgundy

GAUGE

23 stitches and 46 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch

SIZES

Newborn (6–12 Months, 1–2 Years, 2–3 Years, 3–4 years)

To fit actual chest circumference of 15–17 (17–19, 18–20, 21–23, 23–25) inches, with approximately 3½–5½ inches of ease

  • Finished Chest Circumference: 20½ (22½, 23½, 26½, 29) inches
  • Finished Body Length from Bottom Edge to Underarm: 6 (6½, 7, 7¾, 8½) inches
  • Finished Body Length from Bottom Edge to Top of Shoulder: 9½ (10¼, 11, 12¼, 13½) inches
  • Finished Sleeve Length: 6¼ (7¼, 7¾, 8½, 10½) inches
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PATTERN

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